Broadway musical 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
Booking to 5 January 2019
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Iconic Broadway musical 42nd Street returns to London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Come and meet those dancing feet.  The Olivier and Tony Award-winning musical comedy now playing in London with an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 tearing up the West End’s biggest stage.

A dazzling and romantic homage to the world of musical theatre, this spectacular song and dance show features some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street”.

42nd Street runs from 20 March 2017 until 5 January 2019 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.

WHAT’S THE STORY ABOUT?

Young Peggy Sawyer is fresh off the bus from small-town America and just another face in the chorus line on Broadway’s newest show. But when the leading lady gets injured, Peggy might just have the shot at stardom she’s always dreamed of…

WHO’S IN IT? 42ND STREET CAST

The cast features Lulu ‘Dorothy Brock’, Tom Lister ‘Julian Marsh’, Clare Halse ‘Peggy Sawyer’, Jasna Ivir ‘Maggie Jones’, Norman Bowman ‘Pat Denning’, Stuart Neal ‘Billy Lawlor’, Graeme Henderson ‘Andy Lee’, Christopher Howell ‘Bert Barry’, Bruce Montague ‘Abner Dillon’, Mark McKerracher ‘Mac/Doc/Thug’ and Emma Caffrey ‘Annie’.

CREATIVE TEAM

42nd Street has a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival. The production is produced in the West End by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade.

REVIEWS

★★★★★ The mother of all showbiz musicals – Daily Telegraph
★★★★ If it’s a real musical you’re after, this is the one to watch – The Observer
★★★★ a spectacular revival – Time Out
★★★★★ Utterly moreish extravaganza of glitz – The Times
★★★★★  Extraordinary – The Stage


Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 5 January 2019

Important Notes

Please note: Bonnie Langford will join the cast as Dorothy Brock from 3 September 2018.


Venue Information

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
Nearest Tube or Train: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 29, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RVI
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Bonnie Langford to headline 42nd Street
EastEnders' Bonnie Langford will join the West End cast of 42nd Street from September. Langford takes up the role of leading lady Dorothy Brock from 3 September and will stay with the production until the final performance in January 2019. Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton played the role when it opened in April 2017 with singer and actress Lulu currently playing the part. Langford made her West End debut at the tender age of seven in Gone With The Wind at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the following year she played ‘Baby June’ in Gypsy opposite Angela Lansbury at the Piccadilly Theatre, making such an impact that the producers took her to America with the show for a highly successful run on Broadway. Her numerous West End credits include the original production of Cats (The Gillian Lynne Theatre), The Pirates Of Penzance (Drury Lane and London Palladium); Peter Pan - The Musical (Aldwych Theatre); Me And My Girl (Adelphi Theatre); Sweet Charity (Victoria Palace Theatre); Spamalot (Harold Pinter and Playhouse Theatres); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre) and Chicago (West End and on Broadway). The West End revival of 42nd Street opened to spectacular reviews on 4 April 2017 and will have played over 700 performances when it concludes on 5 January 2019 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. As previously announced the theatre will undergo an extensive multi-million-pound refurbishment which is expected to take a minimum of 18 months. 42nd Street is a spectacular homage to the world of musical theatre with an all-singing, high-kicking cast of over 50 and some of the greatest songs ever written, such as ‘We’re In The Money’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Shuffle Off To Buffalo’, ‘Dames’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’, and ‘42nd Street’. Book tickets to 42nd Street. 42nd Street is booking until 5 January 2019 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
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Broadway musical 42nd Street gets West End revival
Broadway song and dance musical 42nd Street is to receive a West End revival at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The classic backstage musical comedy receives its first major West End revival since the highly successful 1984 production which launched the career of Catherine Zeta Jones. The Olivier and Tony Award winning song and dance extravaganza features spectacular tap numbers and classic songs such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer who leaves her small-town American home for the bright lights of Broadway. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, she takes over and becomes a star. 42nd Street has a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, choreography by Randy Skinner and will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble. Mark Bramble said, “The original production had the look of a Warner Brothers black and white film. This time we’re doing an MGM Technicolor version of 42nd Street with additional songs and dances. The theme of the show speaks louder today than ever before: follow your bliss and with talent and hard work dreams can come true. I’m delighted that Linnit/Grade are bringing our song and dance extravaganza to the magnificent Theatre Royal Drury Lane.” The show is produced by Michael Grade and Michael Linnit, the team behind the recent productions of Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close and Sweeney Todd with Emma Thompson at the London Coliseum. 42nd Street begins preview on 20 March 2017 with a gala performance on 4 April 2016 at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. BOOKING Book tickets to 42nd Street

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